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valediction

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noun val·e·dic·tion \ˌva-lə-ˈdik-shən\

Definition of valediction

  1. 1 :  an act of bidding farewell

  2. 2 :  valedictory 1



Origin and Etymology of valediction

Latin valedicere to say farewell, from vale farewell + dicere to say — more at diction


First Known Use: 1613


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